Clothes made of lamé fabric
and more new types are constantly appearing on the market of fabrics that look better and better. However, there are those that we know for a long time, but we continue to use them in clothing and interior and love, no matter what. After all, fashion is fickle and beauty - eternal.
Fabric Lama: What is it?
Translated from the French "Lama" means "metal plate". lamé fabric originated in ancient times. Mention of it are present even in the cuneiform inscriptions of ancient Assyria. The fabric, which shone like silver or gold, used for the manufacture of smart clothes for the nobility or clergy.
lama fabric structure similar to the structure brocades. These two types of tissue is very similar, but Lama tissue is much thinner and lighter. First, the basis of this natural silk fabric was whose fibers were intertwined with superfine metallic thread. This fabric was popular for many centuries. On the thirties of the last century was the peak of its popularity.
The development of chemistry affect the fact that natural silk replaced by synthetic fibers. For the basics in this tissue is currently being used or polyester or rayon. A metal filaments made of nickel and copper or brass. Their metal wire proizvvodyat on special gauge machines.
Lama designers interested in the fact that this fabric is double-sided. On one side of the tissue mat patterns are located on a shiny surface, and on the other - on the contrary, a matte surface itself. This texture allows designers to implement their interesting and original ideas.
lama fabric is of several types, differing in thickness and composition of the fibers. There is a fabric "holograms", "subtle Lama", "pearl Lama" and "Satin". According to a method of producing fabric lama divide into two groups: the knitting or weaving. knitting method with the addition of nylon are more soft and thin fabric, but weaving provides a more dense fabric based on synthetic, which is stitched metallic threads and perfectly retains its shape.
Lama also differ in the actual production of fabric technology. It can be manufactured in a satin or satin weave, as well as "Plushenko" when the thread in the calibration as it were "flattened", which allows you to make them thinner. Each species has its pluses and minuses.
The material with a satin weave is sufficiently dense, but the actual metal thread is not very strong and in places where the fabric is pulled strongly, it may deform or even collapse. This fabric is most often used in the manufacture of curtains and drapes. Metal threads at the same time can be poured not only silver or gold glitter, but also glitter with blue, purple, green or red tints.
Such fabric drape well, so it is great to decorate the interior space, even the most exquisite Baroque. The lamé fabric of synthetic and ducks - with metallic thread.
Of knitted fabric often made the original elegant clothes and costumes for theater and dance. Knitted fabric is produced by using a complex yarn consisting of nylon, which is very thin metallic thread is twisted, and it allows the fabric to be more durable and flexible. This lama is called Liquid and is an elastic fabric with a soft texture. From it are made evening dresses and dance costumes.
Stretch the fabric can be stretched due to the fact that it is composed of elastane.
Lama is an electrically conductive material, which is why it is made of jackets for fencing, because they react to every touch of the sword.
Care of clothes of lamé fabric
Clothes made of this material is very fragile, so wear it should be very careful, because the metal filaments may collapse. Better such products do not wash and dry cleaned. However, if necessary, washing may be such clothes gently wash hands using means for washing delicate things. Dry things should be just a natural way, and stroke - very carefully.
Now Lama - an affordable fabric. It is unusually easy that many people can be very happy.
Picking up his style of dress of lamé fabric, you should consider the fact that by itself this luxurious fabric, so that all the extra decorations may be completely superfluous. The same applies to the interior. Do not overload the tissue unnecessary décor and match the most simple cornices, because Lama - the fabric self-sufficient.